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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
to grow every decade in america on the order of 25-55% a decade. our technology stock in manufacturing was doubled it in the 2000s it was zero essentially. which has never again happen in our history. the u.s. companies were not investing in automation initiatives. and secondly, we have this in her recent book, if you look at the share of corporate r&d as applied, excuse because basic, applied in development, we are the only industrial nation where the share of the corporate share in basic and applied to shrink in the last decade. every other country is expand their basic and applied for u.s. companies to the opposite. they expanded their development although that is flattened and their shrank. largely that's really, really risky, and shareholders are saying we really don't care about returned. and seven years we want returns next you. any other component of that is when you have the 27th weakest and most anemic tax critics of the tax code doesn't really rewarding. and alas, al all the great worke did at mit, we are actually nowhere near the lead in funding university research. we're 2
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
, the department of homeland security announced its plan to install technology along the southwest border that would serve as a virtual fence and provide a border patrol with information it needs to secure the border. unbelievably, the contract that allowed the project to go forward did so specifically prohibiting border patrol agents, those who work on the ground, from providing input to the design, develop, implementation of that system. that's unacceptable. seven years and over $1 billion later we're still without the plan that was originally envisioned, and subsequent, the arizona border surveillance technology program remains in question. according to the gao, the department does not have the information necessary to support and implement the estimated $1.5 billion plan which is the successor to the council -- counseled multibillion-dollar sbinet. in addition to find the department hasn't yet damaged the effectiveness and suitability of its new approach for deploying surveillance technology, the gao also found that $1.5 billion, ten-year cost as for for the program, may not be reliab
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
billion says the study that was just completed by information technology innovation foundation. these figures are a little bit apart from the study. moreover, the same report i mentioned talks about 200 fewer jobs in just a four year period. again the study's figures can vary some but they are all pretty dramatic. .. unless we act, we can expect china's increase in research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weekend, probably in ways that go to our core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary. we absolutely must deal with the budget deficit, but this massive indiscriminate approach of counterproductive. such cuts will damp and growth and thereby reduce tax revenue. such cuts definitely earn dealing with the deficit over the long-term. for less than three weeks away from having these massive cuts. i am here to join others in urging president obama, congressional leaders come together to defeat america's future anti-sequestration. to gather, we before you are united to ensure america maintains its place and the innovatio
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
. this award recognizes the reality of the technological warfare we are engaged in an the 20. i'm a comment on some other recent events. obviously i want to join president obama in condemning the apparent north korean nuclear test. they are still evaluating not to determine exactly, you know, whether or not it was a nuclear test. this highly provocative act was a clear violation of united nations security council resolutions and north korea's own commitments under the party six party talks. the regime's actions are undermining regional security. the regime's actions are increasing risks of proliferation and further isolating north korea from the international community. there is no question that north korea constitutes a threat to the united states, to regional stability into global security. a combination of a recent missile test combined with what appear he was this nuclear test we believe represents a real threat to the united states of america. make no mistake the u.s. military will take all necessary steps in nader's security commitment to the republic of korea and to our regional alli
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
gas, using the breathtakingly new technology that is allowing us to find both wet and dry gas, very valuable to our country, which is happening in many places in the country, to help fuel a renaissance of manufacturing. and madam president, this is not just going to help traditional oil and gas-producing states like louisiana and texas. this finding of natural gas, this breakthrough in technology enabling us to retrieve this gas in a -- not only an economically efficient way but in an environmentally sensitive way is going to be very important and impactful to many, many states in the union and is already we're seeing companies coming back, relocating from chile, from places in europe, from places in asia, coming back to the united states because of this resurgence of gas primarily. but here we're talking about a pipeline primarily from oil coming out of sands, not the traditional deep wells where you have large deposits of oil that you drill down into but a technology that's allowing the separation of these sands to get the carbon or the oil out of them to use. now, yes, we want to
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
in a field of science, technology, engineering or math from a u.s. doctoral institution and would have taken all doctoral courses in a stem field while in the u.s. we train, we educate those superqualified folks all the them and then all too often we send them back to their native countries and don't allow them to remain here to get on a pathway to citizenship and to contribute as they would to our economy. child tax credit law. this would amend the i.r.s. code to simply put in place significant identification requirements for the child tax credit to require taxpayers to provide that valid i.d. to cut out what is admitted to be rampant fraud in the system. the i.r.s. itself and its inspector general office has said there's at least $4.3 billion of fraud a year in the child tax credit. these checks from the taxpayer, actual checks going out to illegal recipients who do not qualify under the law. in some cases, dozens, allegedly, at a single address, a single family. it's clearly fraud. we just need some basic requirements to cut out that fraud. the i.r.s. itself under this administration has
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
a study that was just completed by information technology innovation foundation. these figures are a little bit apart, depending upon the study, but they all our massive moreover, the same report i mentioned talks about 200 fewer jobs in just a four year period. again, the study figures can very some but they're all pretty dramatic. in short, is penny wise and pound foolish to make these cuts of r&d that yield far more than what they cost. even if we don't invest enough in invest enough in research, some other country will. china, for example, is not the only example, is rapidly -- china's gdp of course is smaller than united states, but its economy is growing much faster. and by some calculations, their total exports imports are roughly equal to what ours are today. unless we act, we can expect that china's increasing research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weaken probably in ways that go to our historical core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary, and it's unavoidable. we absolutely must deal with the budget d
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
that he talks about again, but his focus is not just about digital technologies. he has taken this venerable institution and profession, journalism, and is looking at them informed by his deep knowledge of digital technology in the digital world, but also with a different set of values than are more traditional. it is my great pleasure, chris, to welcome you here. the subject is the changing media landscape, news in the age of social media. we are glad to have you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you for having me. it is particularly nice to be back across the street from the kirkland house which is where we started facebook actually nine years ago yesterday. it's the anniversary, february 4th of 2004 is when we opened it up to a few dozen people at harvard and the next morning we woke up and there were hundreds of people on it already. so it's nice to be back in cambridge particularly right now. so i thought i could talk a little bit for maybe 15 minutes or so to give you some context on what i'm doing, what we are doing at the new republic and talk about how we sor
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
technology or a new strategic insight. it's not because of the path of revenue growth and entitlement spending have been explored and exhausted. it's not because sequestration was ever a plan that was intended to be implemented. all of this is purely the collateral damage of political gridlock. for our troops, for the force, the consequences are very real and personal. i'll give you a few examples. we intend, the president intends to -- personnel sequestration from -- but the troops will feel the effect of the this very directly in other ways. for example, he referenced the cancellation of a carrier deployment. we had to do that because we had to we recognizes we were going out of operation and maintenance funds in the navy later in the year, and we made the decision to not deploy the carrier but instead keep it here in the united states so that we would have the capacity to deploy it later if we needed it. if we deploy it now we would not have the capacity to have a carrier deployed there in the future. we had to make that decision. all of the sailors on the aircraft carrier were rea
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
of contribution. and for that reason, recognizing these technological advances, i am pleased to announce that i formally approved the establishment of a new distinguished warfare model. the model provides distinct recognition for the extraordinary achievements that directly in fact a combat operations. that combat entails. our military reserves his pious declarations were who have died actions for their lives are on the line and we will continue to do so. we should also have the ability to honor the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations in the work that they do, contribution they make does contribute to the success of combat operations, particularly when they were both the enemy from the field of battle. even if those actions are removed from the site. as a distinguished warfare model, the department now has that ability and that will be reserved only for those who have met the highest standards. this award recognizes the reality of the kind of technological warfare that we're engaged in the 21st century. let me also comment on some other recent events. first, o
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
such as globalization and technological change will continue to post challenges to workers in many industries. let me close with some words of encouragement. the job market is improving. the process has been too slow, but there is progress. my colleagues and i at the federal reserve are well aware of the difficulties faced by workers in his slow recovery, and we're actively engaged in continuing efforts to promote a stronger economy, more jobs, and better conditions for all workers. thanks for the opportunity to speak to you today. [applause] >> first of all, i'd like to thank afl-cio for invitation, and imk for this great conference. and this conference is needed and it has a certain title. what are opportunity, possibilities to corporations, and what can we do? to my mind this is very important because we have to share views, we have to share challenges, we have to share signs, we have to share also the different political and institutional structures in europe and in the u.s. but there's another reason. the reason is, that has been said this morning, of course, economy is not always and only about
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
for us, and we expect big value for the consumer. >> the futureƱ of consumer technology with samsung vp for strategy david steel from this year's ces international consumer electronics show tonight at 8 eastern on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> having observed a steady immovement in the opportunity and well being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this old but youthful union is good. >> once again in keeping with time-honored tradition, i have tom to report to you on the state of the union. and i'm pleased to report that america is much improved, and there's good reason to believe that improvement will continue -- [applause] >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government, but of our american community. and to set forth our responsibilities in the words of our founders to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is strong. >> be as we gather tonight -- as we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. yet the state of our union has never
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
it can be done. i think the technology exists to largely solve this problem. are you prepared to commit to making sure we get this under control? >> senator, i am. my understanding is that the irs has put a good deal of resources behind this, has made a good deal of progress. it is a bear niches kind of crime -- pernicious kind of crime, identity theft, and the president spoke in the more broader context of cybersecurity last night. we have a whole new level of criminal activity where very clever and creative criminals are trying to get a step ahead of systems that are going to need to get a step ahead of them. and if confirmed, i would work with the irs commissioner to make sure the irs was doing that. i think we also need legislation for the broader threat. >> last question. um, understanding as we all do that monetary policy is the realm of the fed, the treasury secretary is, nevertheless, responsible for managing the nation's debt, for borrowings. the value of the currency is very important and spe gally relate inside that. there's a number of countries that seem to be incleaned to
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